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  1. I'd expect it to look like this. (Dapol has not yet illustrated a brown livery.) If it looks like this, there would be full lining, but it would have black frames/wheels/hanging bars. The problem is that, with the exception of 523, the Dapol's CAD renders display numbers that are not listed in their proposed liveries, so we're all a bit in the dark.
  2. Excellent - I must have missed this first time around. Question: were capping strips normal in those days?
  3. All colours were gloss when applied (for toughness). Buffer beams didn't remain shiny for long!
  4. On bufferbeam notation, the 'No' in front of the number shouldn't be there - that disappeared a long time before crimson locos appeared. (I'm not sure exactly when - will add this to the 'items to be investigated' list.) The numberplate should not be lined because the loco is not lined.
  5. Afaik, the only 0-4-2Ts with a route restriction were the 3571 class, whose rear driver was a bit over 14T, so were yellow locos. The 517s and 48/14xx were uncoloured, and had a nul power classification. According to Wikipedia, the 48/14xx had a TE of 13900 lbf and the 517 was 12,635–14,780 lbf, that upper figure being derived I assume for the locos fitted with 16.5" cylinders. (Power class A began at 16500 lbs.) For eligible locos, the first application of a route/power disc I can detect is mid-1919, but it would be two or three years after that before they became prevalent. I don't detect there was any rush to apply them.
  6. I'm not aware of any Dapol plans to do a side-window Mogul. Dapol is probably very busy with its new 0-4-2Ts.
  7. Fuzzy end shot of an X2 in Theale yard, c 1909-10, but it shows the disposition of the lettering:
  8. https://www.cplproducts.net/uploads/7/3/7/2/73723041/scan-11.jpg?382
  9. The 'covers' thing is a bit confusing. They appeared on non-Birds when screw reverse was fitted. All Birds were built new with screw reverse, but some of them never got the covers. Very strange. Here's 3446 (fairly certain it's Reading) c 1927
  10. Dapol's 523 looks like your best choice. (Crimson 517s tended to have closed cabs, being associated with passenger traffic.)
  11. The 3-carriage sets on the M&SWJR were generally the same makeup as those on the DN&SR. Typically, in no particular order, Brk 3rd, Brk Compo, Composite. I can't recall seeing an all-3rd in the services. Here's a Duke with a typical train, late 30s I think, but it could be postwar, with a mid-period Collett leading and a couple of toplights. I really don't know whether this is M&SWJR train or a DN&S one, but it is one or the other! Note the last toplight has a running board, so could be a 'through' coach, which possibly favours the train being an M&SWJR one. Tailtraffic horse box is an essential feature for either line.
  12. Yes. Sounds like you are after a c 1920 condition loco.
  13. message deleted - it was rubbish
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